Interdisciplinary Neuroscience (Master of Science)

Conditions of admission


Course content and focus areas

Neuroscience spans many disciplines. Its repertoire stretches from molecular biology and proteome research to systems neurobiology, cognitive neuroscience and clinical research. Successful research in neuroscience rests on a combination of differential concepts and methodical approaches.

The major objective of the programme is to offer to talented students a highly research-oriented training that will provide them with a broad overview of the most relevant fields of neuroscience, including basic neuroscience, clinical neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience and computational neuroscience. This also includes relevant practical skills. The programme will confront students with various levels of complexity of neural functions from molecular biology to systems neuroscience. A major characteristic comprises the optional training in clinical neuroscience that will familiarise students with neuropathology and aspects of neurology and will provide them with hands on information on current technical approaches applied in clinical research.

You do not require previous intensive training in neuroscience. However, solid background knowledge in the field of neuroscience is essential for following the courses. This includes the principal education in laboratory techniques, particularly in cell biological bench work. As the programme is an interdisciplinary one, we invite applications from students from various fields. These include biology and medicine but also biochemistry, chemistry, physics, informatics and psychology. The programme aims at fostering interactions between students and between students and lecturers from the various disciplines.

Detailed information

Information from the department
Study regulations


Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Neuroscience  


The standard length of study for the Master of Science is 4 semesters. 

Language of instruction


Start of the programme

The study program starts at the beginning of the winter semester. 

Student advisory service Dr. Gabi Lahner

Neuro Science Center (Blauer Turm)
Heinrich-Hoffmann-Str. 7
60528 Frankfurt am Main

Phone: 069/6301-6021

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Conditions of admission 

Admission requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree in a biomedical, bioscientific or psychological study program, or in another natural science/maths study program
  • Letter of motivation in English (maximum 2 pages, 12 pt, line spacing 1.5)
  • Proof of English language skills on B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, e.g.:
    - TOEFL (ibT) minimum 87 or
    - IELTS minimum 6.0 or
    - or Bachelor's thesis written in English
    - at least one year of study or professional experience in an English-speaking country within the last three years
    It must be submitted at the latest at the beginning of the master's program.
Provisional admission

Provisional admission is possible on the basis of a current transcript of records; at least 80% of the credit points in the B.A. must have been obtained. Provisional admission is valid until the end of the first semester of the master’s program. The bachelor’s degree must thus be handed in by March 31 (winter intake) or September 30 (summer intake) the latest.

Mode of admission Admission to the program is restricted.

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Documents to be submitted
  • if you are not already enrolled at Goethe-University Frankfurt:
    university entrance qualification (e.g. A-Levels, High-School Diploma, Baccalaureat)
  • Bachelor’s degree certificate (incl. Transcript of Records)
  • if the Bachelor's degree has not yet been completed:
    - a transcript of records or equivalent document listing the content of the study program and average grade
    - Proof of matriculation
  • Letter of Motivation in English
  • Signed declaration that the letter of motivation was prepared independently and without external help (e.g. ChatGPT)
  • Curriculum Vitae in English
  • Proof of English language skills
  • Declaration of examination claim (Download)
  • APS certificate for applicants from India, Vietnam and China (original)
Application period

02.01. - 15.03.

Address for applications

Online application portal for the Master’s programs 

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